Old Teisco Repair

There have been a few interesting instruments that have come through my guitar repair shop in the last few months since Christmas.

The first was an old Teisco electric guitar from the early 1960s. This thing LOOKED like a child's…

More Fake Guitars Surfacing in Kelowna

Can YOU Spot The Difference?
I'm still surprised by how many guitars come through the shop that are fakes. 
I recently let a fellow know his new Ibanez Jem was worth less than half what he thought as it was…

15 Guitars of Christmas 2015 Sale


I've put together some great guitars for this year's Christmas Sale!

2 early 70's Acoustic guitars - both very playable and great sounding.
2 Telecasters and 3 Stratocasters all assembled in-house (each have unique pick ups and hardware and…

12 New Guitars Up For Sale

It's Spring Cleaning time at JR Guitar here in Kelowna and I have 12 guitars available for sale. There are 2 Bass guitars (one is a 5-string which has been my gigging guitar for several years), a Dobro, a 12-string…

Arlie's "Bucket List" Guitar

This is such a cool story!

In the early 1950's, Arlie hand made two matching electric guitars. It was his attempt to woo a young lady who became his wife when she was only 16. They've been married now for…

How To Spot a Fake Les Paul in 7 Steps


I just had another person in my guitar repair shop with what they thought was an authentic Gibson Les Paul and sadly they were duped. I've seen over a dozen fakes come through my shop in the last few years…

Dylan Martin Sterling


On May 15th, we lost our son Dylan Martin Sterling.

He had just turned 22 and passed away in his sleep from heart failure. We were devastated to lose this amazing young man just when he was beginning to blossom.…
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1951 J35 Gibson Beaten, Battered and Beautiful!

A good friend of mine and professional musician here in Kelowna, Tony Koenen, gave me his pride and joy J35 Gibson acoustic guitar to bring back into playing condition. When he brought her in, the D and G strings were…

Welcome 2014!

It was a really busy Christmas and our "12 Guitars of Christmas" sale was a huge success! There were 12 guitars in total available for sale and we had inquiries from Kelowna and Vancouver and as far away as the…